The Best Restaurants In Yokohama ChinatownIn Japan, there are three major urban Chinatowns: in Kobe, Nagasaki and Yokohama. Yokohama Chinatown is the biggest Chinatown in Asia (this fact surprised to me as I always assumed it would be Singapore Chinatown) with the historical legacy started some 150 years ago with the Chinese traders, who came to Japan through the Yokohama port was opened, formed settlements in the area.
This style of hand-cut noodle — known in Japanese as tōshō-men and in Chinese as dao xiao mian — is the starring element in one of the neighborhood's 中華街 おいしい most celebrated dishes: Kyokaro's sweat-inducing spicy dan dan mian (tantan men in Japanese), which sells for just ¥900.
They serve traditional Chinese Kanton Dishes, Tenshin (Chinese light dish), and Yamuscha (Chinese light dish with tea)which has a basis of 「Ishoku Dogen(the Chinese traditional culture that get the dishes well-balanced nutrition every day and prevent the disease)」.
2019 marks a special year for the city as it has been chosen as one of the main host cities of the prestigious Rugby World Cup (to be held across Japan from Sep 20 to Nov 2). The International Stadium Yokohama (also known as the Nissan Stadium) in particular will be the site for the finals.
The shrine was built in honour of Kanwu”, a famous general from a well-known Chinese historical novel, The Romance of Three Kingdoms.” This shrine was and still is, a place of worship for the Chinese people of Yokohama as an anchor that keeps their hearts and souls close to home.
5-minute walk south of Chinatown, in the district of Kotobukicho, one of the poorest neighborhoods (a slum) of Yokohama with a rather peculiar story behind, there are some particularly cheap hostels, the Hostel Village , the Porto Hostel , the A Silk Tree hostel This area is not dangerous.
You will leave Yokohama Chinatown with your ears ringing with bells, eyes burning with lights and stomach bursting with Chinese food. After a little break and satisfying your sweet-tooth, get back on the streets to check out one of Chinatown 's most famous and picture-worthy treats: the panda steam bun.
Thus, we began our day of Chinese culture and street food adventure in Yokohama Chinatown, or Chukagai as the Japanese call it. After the incense, people take their fortune in a way similar to that of Japanese temples and shrines. If you're looking for a new and different experience in Japan, check out Yokohama Chinatown to get an in-depth Chinese experience without even leaving the country.
There are more than 600 Chinese stores and restaurants in the Chinatown, buzzing with activity from morning until late in the night. Lucky for you, we've done the digging so you don't have to. Take a look at some of Yokohama's best vegetarian (and vegan) friendly restaurants.
Yokohama's Chinatown is a great place to find the ice cream as well as some of the other Chinese-style dishes mentioned above. Established in 1892, Manchinro Honten is Yokohama Chinatown's oldest restaurant, and specializes in Cantonese cuisine. Although the restaurant business is today's most typical occupation, Chinese restaurants did not appear to begin until the 1890's.
We were treated to an unforgettable dining experience with uniformed waiters in white gloves serving all (veggie and seafood) dim sum I can imagine - but one dish was about the price of a typical All-You-Can-Eat Chinatown deal. It is tough to think of Chinese food when driving through Japan's ceaseless acres of tea bushes and rice paddies.
Menus and food samples at many establishments let you know what to expect before going inside, and you may find yourself pleasantly bewildered by the dizzying array of Chinese cuisine to choose from. Step off the hectic streets of Chinatown for a top lunch or dinner, to refuel your exploration of the city.